Anybody having problems with their SKY viewing cards?

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Found 5th Jun 2009
I have 3 SKY boxes and only pay for two of them, the third one I use it without a card just for the freeview.

Until last week I used to be able to swap the SKY viewing cards around between the 3 boxes with no problems. Wherever the card was I could watch all the channels. But this week this has stopped I can only use one card with one box.

Is anybody else having similar problems?

19 Comments

I always thought cards were paired with the receivers, so it wasn't possible to change them between one another??

I always thought the card was linked to the box

Original Poster

emi;5408527

I always thought cards were paired with the receivers, so it wasn't … I always thought cards were paired with the receivers, so it wasn't possible to change them between one another??



spenz09;5408532

I always thought the card was linked to the box



Nope, until last week I was happily swapping them with no problems (even when I only had two boxes and one card). But now I am getting an error saying "This is not the correct card for this box" or something along those lines.

The swapping cards was brilliant whilst it lasted.

I guess I would have to swap boxes now :w00t: :x

PS: Just give it a go it might still work. I wonder whether mine has stopped because I cancel some packages last week.

SKY are in the middle of sending out new cards, I suspect that has something to do with it.

Hmm ive been having problems with my sky box over the last week or so. I can watch any channel for around 10mins then i get an error msg saying signal cannot be found. then if i change channels or switch of the box and back on it works fine for another 10mins...

Abz;5408560

Hmm ive been having problems with my sky box over the last week or so. I … Hmm ive been having problems with my sky box over the last week or so. I can watch any channel for around 10mins then i get an error msg saying signal cannot be found. then if i change channels or switch of the box and back on it works fine for another 10mins...



What box is this? Is it an Amstrad?

Celticsun;5408572

What box is this? Is it an Amstrad?



yeah i think it is....its the old black ones....i use that in my 2nd room as i had sky + put in last year

emi;5408527

I always thought cards were paired with the receivers, so it wasn't … I always thought cards were paired with the receivers, so it wasn't possible to change them between one another??



hey guys, it wasnt paired as such before as i also used to swap them over but it stopped working a few weeks ago.....came up with same messege
......and my package is still the same:w00t:

Abz;5408590

yeah i think it is....its the old black ones....i use that in my 2nd room … yeah i think it is....its the old black ones....i use that in my 2nd room as i had sky + put in last year



I had an amstrad box that started doing that... turned out to be the tuner/receiver giving up the ghost... part of the fine craftmanship that is Amstrad me thinks

Celticsun;5408622

I had an amstrad box that started doing that... turned out to be the … I had an amstrad box that started doing that... turned out to be the tuner/receiver giving up the ghost... part of the fine craftmanship that is Amstrad me thinks



so i guess a new box is required....What do you reckon my chances of getting sky to replace it for me?

Original Poster

Charlie Scene;5408611

hey guys, it wasnt paired as such before as i also used to swap them over … hey guys, it wasnt paired as such before as i also used to swap them over but it stopped working a few weeks ago.....came up with same messege......and my package is still the same:w00t:



Thanks for this info. I thought it was to do with me chaging the package but as you said you did not make any changes.

The strange thing is that I still have not received the new cards. I was kind of expecting this to happen with the new ones, but not with the old cards.

Out of interest which box stop accepting the card for you ?

In my case it was the one that is not connected to the phone line (the other two are). I wonder whether it has anything to do with this?

asandino;5408653

Thanks for this info. I thought it was to do with me chaging the package … Thanks for this info. I thought it was to do with me chaging the package but as you said you did not make any changes.The strange thing is that I still have not received the new cards. I was kind of expecting this to happen with the new ones, but not with the old cards.Out of interest which box stop accepting the card for you ? In my case it was the one that is not connected to the phone line (the other two are). I wonder whether it has anything to do with this?



hi mate,neither of my boxes are connected to the phone line and i havent received my new card yet also. The boxes i have are amstrad(the white one) and an old panasonic silver thing....... it used to work before with the same card but not recently.

Abz;5408650

so i guess a new box is required....What do you reckon my chances of … so i guess a new box is required....What do you reckon my chances of getting sky to replace it for me?


Depends how long you have been with sky. My friend had the same problem, sky quoted hin £x to replace the box, he said if I don't get it free I'm leaving cos I have freeview and don't care about Sky. He got a free replacement!

I have three boxes all with their own cards, but I have received only two replacement cards, bith specify which box it is to be used for, the third box is not connected to the phone line and I am being charged extra for it, but have still not received a new card for it.
Before all this I was also able to swap cards between the boxes too, but now cannot. I assume its one of the things the new system is meant to sort.

Banned

I think this is all an effort by Sky to stop me watching all their HD, sport and film channels for free!

Nothing but an inconvenience for a couple of weeks. Muhahahahahhaha

guv;5408752

I think this is all an effort by Sky to stop me watching all their HD, … I think this is all an effort by Sky to stop me watching all their HD, sport and film channels for free!Nothing but an inconvenience for a couple of weeks. Muhahahahahhaha



Care to eleberate???

Banned

Abz;5408893

Care to eleberate???



I could, but if I did, I'd have ta kill ya.:p

guv;5408905

I could, but if I did, I'd have ta kill ya.:p



Its a risk im willing to take

Banned

Abz;5409041

Its a risk im willing to take



That's a risk too far. Life in prison isn't something worth the chance, just so you know how to get Sky HD for free!
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